History HarsherInHindsight / Film

6th Dec '17 12:56:32 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Film/FaceOff'':
** The movie starts with Archer's son Michael dying in his arms after being shot by Castor Troy. Then there's the fate of Creator/JohnTravolta's son Jett, who died January 2, 2009.
** ''Actual'' face transplants, now that they're being done, have a loooong way to go before their recipients can pass for ordinary. Seeing Archer and Castor both come out of their transplants with great looks and immediate control of their facial expressions is bound to be frustrating for real graft recipients.
** A pre-''Series/That70sShow'' Danny Masterson plays a guy who attempted to rape Jamie. Masterson was fired from ''Series/TheRanch'' after allegations that he had actually raped several woman.
6th Dec '17 12:56:32 AM Anicomicgeek
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4th Dec '17 1:09:34 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', while leaving Bratislava, Film/JamesBond says to Saunders "Go ahead. Tell M what you want. If he fires me, I'll thank him for it." In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', [[RogueAgent Bond deserts MI6 to avenge Felix Leiter and his wife]]. Then, in real life, ''Licence To Kill'' underperformed in theaters, leading the franchise into a 6-year long DevelopmentHell which saw Creator/TimothyDalton leaving the series.

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* In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', while ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'':
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leaving Bratislava, Film/JamesBond says to Saunders "Go ahead. Tell M what you want. If he fires me, I'll thank him for it." In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', [[RogueAgent Bond deserts MI6 to avenge Felix Leiter and his wife]]. Then, in real life, ''Licence To Kill'' underperformed in theaters, leading the franchise into a 6-year long six-year DevelopmentHell which saw Creator/TimothyDalton leaving the series. series.
** That's to say nothing of how Bond teams up with the Afghan mujahideen during the final battle. In real life, those anti-communist freedom fighters would go on to become the Taliban and al-Qaeda, two groups who the US has [[TheWarOnTerror spent over a decade and a half fighting]]. For bonus points, they even help Bond ''put a bomb on an airplane''.
1st Dec '17 7:01:14 PM Anicomicgeek
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** Black Widow's storyline, including her character being more or less reduced to her out-of-nowhere relationship with Bruce Banner and referring to herself as "a monster" because she was sterilized during her training as a spy, was criticized as sexist. In 2017, it got out that Wehdeon's divorce was a nasty one and his ex-wife revealed that Whedon himself didn't practice the feminist ideals he preached.

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** Black Widow's storyline, including her character being more or less reduced to her out-of-nowhere relationship with Bruce Banner and referring to herself as "a monster" because she was sterilized during her training as a spy, was criticized as sexist. In 2017, it got out that Wehdeon's Whedon's divorce was a nasty one and his ex-wife revealed that Whedon himself didn't practice the feminist ideals he preached.
28th Nov '17 11:15:43 PM DeepRed
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* The 2001 film adaptation of Film/TheSumOfAllFears changed the Arab and Communist terrorists in the [[Literature/TheSumOfAllFears original 1991 book]] to neo-Fascists. At the time, it was a [[PragmaticAdaptation practical choice]], as East Germany - one of the main hostile nations in the book - had just been reunited with West Germany when the book was first published. Since then, [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain relations between Russia and NATO have deteriorated further]], and neo-Nazi movements have made far more visible reappearances in the late 2010s than earlier in the century.

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* The 2001 film adaptation of Film/TheSumOfAllFears changed the Arab and Communist terrorists in the [[Literature/TheSumOfAllFears original 1991 book]] to neo-Fascists. At the time, it was a [[PragmaticAdaptation practical choice]], as East Germany - one of the main hostile nations in the book - had just been [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp reunited with West Germany Germany]] when the book was first published. Since then, [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain relations between Russia and NATO have deteriorated further]], and neo-Nazi movements have made far more visible reappearances in the late 2010s than earlier in the century.
26th Nov '17 8:44:32 PM HamburgerTime
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* In Creator/{{Pixar}}'s 2017 film, ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', a major plot point is the main character [[BrokenPedestal discovering]] that [[spoiler:his favorite singer is in actuality a murderous fraud who fatally poisoned his songwriter to claim sole ownership of their music]]. The film was coincidentally released as a flurry of sexual harassment scandals rocked the American film industry, resulting in many real-life {{Broken Pedestal}}s - among those implicated even being John Lasseter, one of Pixar's own bigshots.
23rd Nov '17 5:51:47 PM StrixObscuro
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** Similarly, watching ''Film/{{Hurlyburly}}'', in which Spacey's character lusts after a teenage girl, becomes uncomfortable in the wake of the allegations against Spacey. For added discomfort, the actress involved, Creator/AnnaPaquin, has since alluded to a "grooming industry" within Hollywood pressuring young actresses like her to put up with people like Spacey.
20th Nov '17 2:13:49 PM Anicomicgeek
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** [[spoiler:The movie adapted ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', including, as the title implies, Superman's "death". Creator/ZackSnyder now knows what Martha Kent is going through, as he stepped down from filming reshoots for ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' after his daughter committed suicide--which itself falls under this as it was revealed Whedon was undergoing a nasty divorce, which included his ex-wife revealing multiple infidelities and hypocrisy regarding the ideals Whedon talked about.]]

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** [[spoiler:The movie adapted ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', including, as the title implies, Superman's "death". Creator/ZackSnyder now knows what Martha Kent is going through, as he stepped down from filming reshoots for ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' after his daughter committed suicide--which itself falls under this as it was revealed Whedon was undergoing a nasty divorce, which included his ex-wife revealing multiple infidelities and hypocrisy regarding the ideals Whedon talked about.suicide.]]



* The cast for ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract'' was announced, including Creator/MiguelFerrer as Deathstroke, on January 19, 2017 -- the same exact day Ferrer died. Naturally, for many, the news was bittersweet.
15th Nov '17 3:33:32 AM DeepRed
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* The 2001 film adaptation of Film/TheSumOfAllFears changed the Arab and Communist terrorists in the [[Literature/TheSumOfAllFears original 1991 book]] to neo-Fascists. At the time, it was a [[PragmaticAdaptation practical choice]], as East Germany - one of the main hostile nations in the book - had just been reunited with West Germany when the book was first published. Since then, [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain relations between Russia and NATO have deteriorated further]], and neo-Nazi movements have made far more visible reappearances in the late 2010s than earlier in the century.
12th Nov '17 12:45:18 PM Lanes17B
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** This trope manifested itself again when in early November [[http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/12/us/texas-church-service-memorial/index.html a gunman entered a small Texas church and slaughtered the parishioners.]]



* In a similar vein, Spacey's then-current tv show ''Series/HouseOfCards'', where he played a fictional US president, was cancelled amidst the allegations. Given the various accusations of sexual misconduct against the current US President Donald Trump, more than one person on social media has pointed out that a fictional president has faced harsher consequences for harassment than the real one.

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* ** In a similar vein, Spacey's then-current tv show ''Series/HouseOfCards'', where he played a fictional US president, was cancelled amidst the allegations. Given the various accusations of sexual misconduct against the current US President Donald Trump, more than one person on social media has pointed out that a fictional president has faced harsher consequences for harassment than the real one.
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